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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Got off my CCT and 30 mins later I looked down as I was undressing to see the RED welt on my right calf. I ride with MC riding trousers and leather boots, seeing this welt from the right side engine heat gives me pause. Does anyone know what the head temps should be and own a digital infrared thermometer?
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Please show picture of bike. It looks like you have had it tuned so it shouldn't be running overly hot due to a lean condition so I'm thinking you have lowers preventing air flow or possibly directing hot engine air flow to your lower leg.

I'm running the JTD lowers on my XC with forged bars and noticed it getting a little warm yesterday while riding in 100 degree temps. First thing I did was look to make sure I had the vents open and directed at the engine. That 2-6 pm time frame is the worst for riding in the summer. Hottest part of the day.
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I was in stop and go traffic and have the lowers only partially cracked open and had pretty GF onboard... MC is running perfectly fine otherwise. Tuned my Dobeck EJK with Air flow meter so that is good. Just wondering.. ATS is only +4 and it was 84 degrees out. Ended ride with 20 miles of back road and freeway so it should have "Cooled" down?

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Dobeck EJK Gen3 Fuel Tuner
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WD SkidPlate reinforced
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What AFRs are you running?



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My AFR's are consistent with accepted norms gleaned from Dobeck tuning site. if not a little rich at idle. idle and full on throttle 11.8 - 12.5 WFO 12.5-13.5.... Fwy drone under 14.8 - 15.2 at partial throttle. Gas mileage is 36 - 43 so not running lean and bike runs very well. Will try fully open lowers.. Summertime air cooled engine is like sitting on stove with handlebars for me.

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@SemperVee ..A few years ago I had excessive heat issues with my XC engine.(There's two long threads on the matter in this forum) When I put factory hard-lowers on and went out on a hot day I got about the same scalding as you did. To make a long story short my engine did not like the added timing advance form the Lloydz ATS. Even advancing as little as +1 the engine would turn into a furnace at +4 it was nuclear hot. I went back to the stock timing gear and the engine went right back to running at normal temps

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I might have to try that to see if I am in the same boat. Thanks.

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I might have to try that to see if I am in the same boat. Thanks.
Hope it helps and let us know how this turns out. I'd recommend retarding to 0 advance to test this.

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Yea, I can vouch for @PaiN 's experience. We have almost identical mods (our cams are a bit different but we did them both in my garage) but our bikes are both 2013 Cross Countrys. I have +4 and I don't have the heat issues he did. It's all about what your particular engine likes.



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HyperLites, LED driving lights, Lloydz dyno 105+H and 117+T
Arlen Ness blinkers, KlockWerks KlipHanger bars, Avon grips

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Will be dialing back the +4 this AM... for sure.
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